Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Inspired Not To Produce

We all know that many government people are lazy and only seek to draw a paycheck. The concept of working hard is not on the agenda. Career progress is usually a result of politics as opposed to hard work and innovative ideas. That, unfortunately, is the nature of government.

For the past 200+ years, we were fortunate because growth came from the private sector. People were inspired to create and produce. Most of this growth came from small business and individuals who wanted more. The American Dream was in play and available to those who went after it. This behavior was supported by the government.

Now, that idea is dead. Obama, in only 5 weeks in office, killed the American productivity system. I will admit, that is an amazing feat. He really has changed things like never before. I have never seen one individual scare the country like this man. It is rather Hitleresque (for all those who are offended at the comparison, screw you!!!). Obama is taking fear to a new level.

The American Dream was crushed with one budget proposal. It is really an incredible thing to see. Anyone who is making over $250,000 is going to get royally screwed under this moron's ideas. Therefore, we are going to see an adjusting of the marketplace. People are now inspired to work less. That is the new American Dream.

Here is an article found on ABCNews (Not exactly a right wing site) detailing this idea.

Obama is CLUELESS. There never was anyone who occupied the Oval Office with less sense than this guy. He is beneath contempt. Perhaps Obama should have gotten a job in the private sector before trying his hand at policy that affects business. His sense is none. He will be known for destroying the way America operates. The new American Dream is fat, lazy, worthless people on welfare.

It is time for a massive tax revolt. That is the first stage of the revolution.

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Calvin Spealman said...

Agree to disagree and lets figure out how to go from there. Obama is not clueless (yes, I have many huge disagreements with his policies), but is "clueful" in ways that lead him to different conclusions and theories than you, obviously. Rather than browbeat one another, we need to realize the problems we face require cooperation. Don't think this was all a good idea? Give some supporting evidence. Tell us the alternative that keeps our citizens happy and productive. Tell us why raising taxes on an income bracket that has had taxes in the past decades than in the history of this country is a bad idea, and how keeping the tax cuts they've enjoyed from the late twentieth century is conservative rather than liberal (Shouldn't conservatives be against the radical changes that lowered their taxes in the first place, or the law adjustments that allowed their corporations to exist and operate in the first place?).

I want honest, open discussion.

Anonymous said...

Calvin, you will never get honest debate from someone like that. The post was a fear-mongering diatribe loaded with trigger-phrases and little to no fact or reason.

Bush was more hitleresque and you heard little complaints from the right-wing psychophants.

Obama, unlike our last eight years, can talk in complete sentences, use proper grammar and make sense - and this guy calls him a moron.

The way America operates now is the Fat, Lazy, Irresponsible people with money continue to make more, supported by being almost immune to taxes thanks to their right-wing buddies making loopholes and cuts for them, while having the majority of people, you know, those who don't have the luxury of making $250,000 a year, are shouldering more than their share of the tax burden for running this country.

Obama wants to increase personal responsibility and corporate responsibility to make things more fair and balanced. Yet this supposed champion of "Personal Responsibility" says, "Let the Big-Wigs get and keep their cash, let the majority pay for the wealthy's share!"

Milton said...

Calvin, I am sad that you along with so many others refuse to see the real agenda of this administration. Your reasoning seems to be based on the "it's not fair" rational. Why stop at just "raising taxes" on the rich? Why not just take all of it? Wouldn't that just be "more fair?" I would invite you to read this story which illustrates the result of your reasoning.

David R. Kamerschen, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
University of Georgia

Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.

The fifth would pay $1.

The sixth would pay $3.

The seventh would pay $7.

The eighth would pay $12.

The ninth would pay $18.

The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.

So, that’s what they decided to do.

The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve. “Since you are all such good customers,” he said, “I’m going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20.” Drinks for the ten now cost just $80.

The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free.

But what about the other six men - the paying customers? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his ‘fair share?’

They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody’s share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer. So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man’s bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay.

And so:

The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% savings).

The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33%savings).

The seventh now pay $5 instead of $7 (28%savings).

The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings).

The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% savings).

The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings).

Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings.

“I only got a dollar out of the $20,”declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man,” but he got $10!”

“Yeah, that’s right,” exclaimed the fifth man. “I only saved a dollar, too. It’s unfair that he got ten times more than I got”

“That’s true!!” shouted the seventh man. “Why should he get $10 back when I got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!”

“Wait a minute,” yelled the first four men in unison. “We didn’t get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!”

The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

The next night the tenth man didn’t show up for drinks so the nine sat down and had beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn’t have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!

And that, ladies and gentlemen, journalists and college professors, is how our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.

David R. Kamerschen, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
University of Georgia

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